For the past year, there has been an in depth historic and cultural consultation about our City and the relationship between the Black and White community in Columbia, MO. The members of this group are called the Sharp End Heritage Committee and consists of members of the original families and elders who owned property and businesses in the Sharp End Street during that time. The Sharp End was on Walnut, between 5th and 6th streets only.
Members of the Sharp End Heritage Working Group:
Family Members representing the legacy members of the Sharp End Businesses: Barbra Horrell, Sehon Williams, Rev Larry Monroe, Ed Tibbs, Rev David Ballenger, and Rev James Gray
REDI Board and Columbia Tribune - Vicki Russel
CPS - Jim (VP) and Annelle Whitt
City of Columbia leadership, Toni Messina, JJ Musgrove and Amy Schneider.
BSA - Tyree Byndom and Anthony Stanton
State Historical Society -
MU - Mary Beth Brown - Historian (Black Studies)
The District - Exec Dir Katie Essing
Black Business Community - Kenny Greene
This event is open to the whole community, all races, creeds and colors, and is an opportunity to be aware of our collective historical past, recognize what happened, learn from it, celebrate our achievements, so that we can move forward as a community.
Family member memory
State Senator and Rep
Unveil historic marker
Read marker text
Then go to City Hall reception area
Light Refreshments will be served.
There will also be a Sharp End publication to be sent to the community for free explaining the process and given to the State Missouri Historical Society after its completed.